On Veterans Day, and in similar celebrations held around the world, we honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces. Many LDS members around the world have fought for the freedom of their countries, including apostles and prophets. Enjoy these inspiring stories about those who have served and what it taught them about Jesus Christ. Have a story to tell? Leave it in the comments below.
Life after War and Overcoming Post-Traumatic Stress
“I fought tooth and nail to make it out of Afghanistan and then returned home and did everything I could to destroy myself. … How did that happen?”
Elder L. Tom Perry Bears Testimony of Jesus Christ
“As we entered the devastated city of Nagasaki, it was one of the saddest experiences of my life…”
Enemy Territory from President Boyd K. Packer
“All at once our future was uncertain. We did not know what was ahead. Would we live to get married and have a family?”
Elder and Sister Lance Wickman Discuss Service in the Army, Vietnam
Continue in Patience from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“We spent a great deal of our preliminary military training in physical exercise. We ran and we ran and we ran some more.”
Dare to Stand Alone
“We are never alone when we stand with our Father in Heaven.”
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.